Walt's Park Bench

Walt’s Park Bench

Do you know how Walt Disney came up with the idea for Disneyland? The origin of his idea has become a legend itself, and hidden within Disneyland is Walt’s Park Bench, where the first concept of the park began. Walt sat on this bench in Griffith Park (now in the Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln foyer) […] Read more…

Single Rider Line

Sometimes the long lines for the big rides in the park can be incredibly frustrating. You forgot to grab a fast pass, and now you’re stuck with a big wait. But all hope is not lost, thanks to the Single Rider lines! Single Rider lines, like fast pass lines, allow guests to cut past a […] Read more…

What You Might Not Think To Bring

When you’re prepping for your trip to the park, you probably have a standard list of stuff to bring: wallet, phone, sunglasses, etc. But every time I go to Disneyland, I find myself wishing I had brought something I hadn’t thought of. Here is a list of items you might not think to throw in […] Read more…

Rainy Days

The beauty of southern California is the weather (or lack thereof!). But every so often, Disneyland experiences its share of downpours, and anxious guests wonder if they should bag their trip or stick it out.  My advice is to brave the bad weather if you can. The majority of rides in Disneyland are indoors, and […] Read more…

Tarzan's Treehouse

Tarzan’s Treehouse

November 1962 – present LOCATION Adventureland – when entering from Main Street USA, you will find the treehouse at the end of Adventureland, just before the walkway to New Orleans Square. BACKGROUND Tarzan’s Treehouse is a self-guided walkthrough high above Adventureland. The original structure, back when the treehouse was “Swiss Family Robinson” themed, was much […] Read more…

Mad Tea Party

Mad Tea Party

July 1955 – present LOCATION Fantasyland – If you follow the path to the right of the castle, toward the Matterhorn, you will see the Mad Tea Party on your left, just beyond Alice in Wonderland. BACKGROUND Although Walt Disney and the Imagineers knew they wanted an Alice in Wonderland ride in Fantasyland, they struggled […] Read more…

Mickey's House

Mickey’s House

January 1993 – present LOCATION Mickey’s Toontown – When you arrive in Toontown, follow the main road on the left-hand side. You will see Mickey’s House on your right. BACKGROUND Toontown is home to Disney’s classic characters: Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, Pluto, and more. While many of the attractions enable guests to explore the […] Read more…

Haunted Mansion

Haunted Mansion

August 1969 – present LOCATION New Orleans Square – If you follow the path along the Rivers of America, you will reach the Haunted Mansion once you pass the New Orleans Square station. The Haunted Mansion is at the end of New Orleans Square, just before Critter Country. BACKGROUND Although it was not part of […] Read more…

The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh

The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh

April 2003 – present LOCATION Critter Country – When you reach the Hungry Bear Restaurant, take a left and continue on the main path. You will see the entrance to The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh on the right, across from the fast pass return for Splash Mountain. BACKGROUND Disneyland first considered adding Winnie […] Read more…

Sword in the Stone

Sword In The Stone

May 1983 – present LOCATION Fantasyland – When entering from the castle, you will see the Sword In The Stone directly in front of you, right before the King Arthur Carrousel. BACKGROUND It’s very simple—pull the sword out of the stone, and you are the true king of England. What’s not so simple is actually […] Read more…

Snow White's Scary Adventures

Snow White’s Scary Adventures

July 1955 – present LOCATION Fantasyland – When you enter through the castle, you will find Snow White’s Scary Adventures on your left, directly across from Peter Pan’s Flight. BACKGROUND Snow White’s Scary Adventures is one of the few rides left that was in full operation on Opening Day in 1955. Then called Snow White […] Read more…

Pinocchio's Daring Journey

Pinocchio’s Daring Journey

May 1983 – present LOCATION Fantasyland – When entering through the castle, you will see Pinocchio on the left side, just beyond Snow White’s Scary Adventures. BACKGROUND Pinocchio’s Daring Journey was not one of the original dark rides in Fantasyland. In fact, it wasn’t until it’s equivalent in Disneyland Tokyo became overwhelmingly popular that Disney […] Read more…

Party Line Phones

Party Line Phones

Whether you’re grabbing a bite to eat or browsing the shops along Main Street USA, it’s hard to appreciate all of the detail in this land—because there’s just so much. In fact, most guests breeze right by this hidden gem: the Party Line Phones! On the right-hand side of Main Street, about halfway down, you […] Read more…

Storybook Land Canal Boats

Storybook Land Canal Boats

July 1955 – present LOCATION Fantasyland – if you enter through the castle, follow the path to the back garden, and take a right at Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. You will see the Storybook Land Canal Boats just beyond the Mad Tea Party. BACKGROUND One of Walt Disney’s first ideas for his “magical little park” […] Read more…

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